At Home with Literati series: Professor Miles Harvey in Conversation with authors Donovan Hohn and Eileen Pollack.

Professor Miles Harvey will be discussing his new book, The King of Confidence, on June 3rd at 7 p.m. alongside authors Donovan Hohn and Eileen Pollack as part of the At Home with Literati Series with Literati Bookstore. Find more info about the At Home Literati series and the Zoom event here.

Call for Student Writers: Faculty Interviews

The English Department is looking for students interested in interviewing a faculty member on their recent accomplishments for inclusion in the English Department newsletter.

If interested, please contact the Department Assistant, Marc Schell at

Please note: Newsletter contribution is voluntary. We are not currently offering compensation for interviews.

Congrats to Kathleen Rooney!

Congratulations to our very own Kathleen Rooney, who has received a Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE) Grant from the City of Chicago!

The grant will support Kathleen’s visit to the Margaret Herrick Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Library in Los Angeles to research a novel when it is safe to travel again. Kudos!

Congrats to Miles Harvey!

Congrats to DePaul English Professor Miles Harvey on his new and upcoming book, THE KING OF CONFIDENCE, which will be published May 12 by Little, Brown & Company!

THE KING OF CONFIDENCE has been receiving a wonderful early response. National Book Award-winner Nathaniel Philbrick calls it a “masterpiece”; Pulitzer Prize-finalist Dave Eggers describes it as a “ludicrously enjoyable, unputdownable read”; bestselling author Jonathan Eig labels it “one of the best books of the year”; Publishers Weekly (in a starred review) says it will “astonish and delight fans of American history”; Kirkus calls it “perfect for fans of Devil in the White City”; and Book Riot has named it a Best Crime Thriller Book of 2020.

Anyone who’d like to find out more and/or pre-order a copy can visit Miles Harvey’s brand-new website.

DePaul’s Blue Book: Best Illinois High School Writing 2018-2019

DePaul’s Blue Book: Best Illinois High School Writing 2018-2019, edited by Professor Chris Green and a class of graduate students, is now available at!

Pieces were chosen from high school literary magazines submitted from across Illinois. Professor Green and his Editing class selected sixty-six pieces of poetry, fiction, and nonfiction. This is the first of what Professor Green hopes to be an annual tribute to our state’s best young creative writers.

If you’re free, please consider attending the anthology’s launch reading on Saturday, February 8th, 5:30-7:00, Student Center #314.